Akpabio Lied, says New PDP…Insists no Peace deal with Jonathan yetFeatured, Latest News Thursday, September 19th, 2013
The African Examiner
The Alhaji Abubakar Baraje-led Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday urged Nigerians to discountenance what it calls “tissue of lies and propaganda” from the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur faction of the party on the outcome of their meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa last Sunday 15th September, 2013.
The splinter PDP observed that they read various misleading accounts of what transpired at that meeting between the Progressive Governors – Gov Kwankwaso of Kano, Gov. Wamakko of Sokoto, Gov Amaechi of Rivers, Gov Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Gov, Nyako of Adamawa, Gov Ahmed of Kwara and Gov Lamido of Jigawa with President Jonathan on how to resolve the self-inflicted crisis in PDP.
The New PDP in a statement issued by its spokesperson, Mr Eze Chukwuemeka Eze called on Nigerians and their supporters to ignore the “concocted” tales of Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom and Chairman of PDP Governors Forum. Akpabio lied by claiming that they accepted that President Jonathan should contest the 2015 presidential election and that most of their demands were being met.
The Baraje led faction of PDP stated that no agreement was reached on any of the issues they tabled before the President.
“The fact of the case is that no agreement has been reached on any of the issues we tabled before the President and until we see results, Nigerians should ignore the present efforts by the Tukur camp to deceive them and until we see results, Nigerians should ignore the present efforts by the Tukur camp to deceive them” the breakaway PDP said
On whether President Jonathan should contest the 2015 presidential election or not, the party said PDP has a mechanism and system of electing their standard-bearers for any election and until the time to choose the party’s presidential standard-bearer comes, any speculation on that was just a “mere academic exercise”.
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